In 2019, Los Angeles-based development firm Uncommon secured approvals for a mixed-use apartment building in Beverly Grove. The company is now trying to a second, near identical project a few blocks to the east.
The proposed project, slated for a corner lot at 7771 W. Beverly Boulevard, calls for razing three commercial buildings to the clear the way for a new five-story apartment building featuring 53 residential units with 1,694 square feet of ground-level retail space and parking for 32 vehicles.
The earlier project, which would rise at 7953 W. Beverly Boulevard, had called for 57 residential units and 70 parking stalls using density bonus incentives. Its sister development, planned with Transit Oriented Communities guidelines, has slightly less density, but utilizes more generous incentives to achieve reduced parking and other zoning concessions. In exchange, six of the new apartments are to be set aside for rent as affordable housing at the extremely low-income level.
As with the other Beverly Boulevard development, JZA Architecture is designing the building, which would incorporate a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings, as well as a rooftop amenity deck.
The development site sits directly across the street from the Television City complex, where Hackman Capital Partners is pursuing a more than $1-billion redevelopment that calls for adding new offices and soundstages to the campus.
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